UGC NET Application Form 2023 (Active): Last Date, Direct Link to Apply

UGC NET Application Form 2023 (Active): Last Date, Direct Link to Apply

ByNikhil Verma  |  Updated on: Dec 30, 2022
UGC NET Application Form 2023: NTA has invited the applications for the UGC NET December cycle. Check the link for NET registration and login, steps to follow, last date, and application fee for UGC NET apply online.
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UGC NET Application Form 2023 has been released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for December 2022 cycle on the official website. The UGC NET registration dates are available through the notification. Candidates can apply online for the exam between 29th December 2022 to 17 January 2023. UGC NET application involves registration, filling out forms, uploading documents, and final fee payment. After the UGC NET forms, NTA opens the correction window for correcting the details.

The application form of UGC NET is released for selecting candidates for the assistant professor, junior research fellowship, or both in Indian colleges and universities. The details application process, application online link, and other important information are mentioned in the article below.

UGC NET 2023 Application Form

UGC NET 2023 Apply Online link is now available on the National Testing Agency (NTA) website after the official release. Candidates who are interested in the UGC NET exam must fill out the online application to get eligible for the exam. Without the UGC NET application fee, no application is considered complete.

Before the UGC NET registration, candidates should review the UGC NET eligibility requirements, application fee, and other essential information. After the application, candidates must keep a copy of the UGC NET confirmation page as proof of their application status.


UGC NET Application Form 2023 Date

NTA has released online registration dates of UGC NET for the December 2022 exam cycle notification. Therefore, candidates must bookmark the page for the latest UGC NET application form date update. 


Important Dates 

Starting Date of UGC NET 2023 Application Form

29 December 2022

Last Date of UGC NET Application Form 2023 

17 January 2023

UGC NET 2023 Application Form Fee Last Date

18 January 2023

UGC NET 2023 Application Form Correction

19 January 2023

Last date of UGC NET 2023 Application Form Correction

20 January 2023 

How to Apply Online for UGC NET?

Candidates should understand the methods for filling out the UGC NET form. The steps for applying are outlined here. In addition, check the UGC NET login details below.

Step 1: UGC NET Registration 2023

  • Visit the official website of UGC NET.
  • To apply online, go to online registration.
  • Fill in your email address and phone number.
  • Fill in the following information in capital letters: candidate's name, mother's, and father's.
  • Enter your birthday in the dd/mm/yyyy format.
  • Make a note of the application number generated by the system.
  • Candidates should read the Terms and Conditions before clicking "Proceed Further."

Personal Details

Candidates name

Date of birth


Father name

Mother name

Identification number

Contact Details

Postal Address

Mobile Number

Email address

Step 2: UGC NET 2023 Application Form Filling

  • Complete the UGC NET application form after logging in.
  • Enter the personal information such as name, gender, parents' names, phone number, email address, birth date, and so on.
  • Fill in the permanent address details such as an address, pin code, state code district, etc.
  • The applicant must provide information about their educational qualifications, such as the course's name, the college's name, the year of graduation, and so on.
  • Fill in the subject code and the location of the exam.
  • Following submission, a Review Page displays where candidates can review their provided information. To submit the application form after verification, click the "Final Submit" button. Candidates should save the confirmation page. a

Personal Details

Apply For

Education Details

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • PwD category option
  • Minority community option
  • Date of Birth
  • Single girl child option
  • Category
  • Diabetic option
  • A subject name in the post-graduation exam
  • Post name (AP or JRF)
  • Exam Centers
  • Subject for UGC NET
  • PG subject
  • PG result status
  • PG passing year
  • PG percentage

Step 3: Document Uploadation of UGC NET Application Form

  • Upload the scanned images of the candidate's photographs and the candidate's signature.
  • Refer to the details below before uploading the scanned documents.
Photograph (JPEG)10 kb to 200 kb3.5cm x 4.5cm
Signature (JPEG)4 kb to 30 kb3.5cm x 1.5cm

Step 4: Paying the fee for UGC NET Application Form

  • Candidates will be directed to the fee payment portal once they have uploaded their documents.
  • Candidates can only pay their UGC NET fees online.
  • Can pay a fee with an SBI/ Syndicate/ HDFC/ ICICI bank debit card, credit card, or net banking account, as well as Paytm or UPI.
  • Candidates must save four copies of their completed application form and their fee payment e-receipt.

UGC NET Confirmation Page

After the successful payment of the UGC application fee, a new page will open for the confirmation of the candidate application. Candidates must keep a copy of the confirmation page for future reference.

UGC NET 2023 Application Fee 

UGC NET application fee differs for every candidate. It differs according to the student's category. Below is a list of the application fees for each category.


Application Fee


₹ 1,100/-


₹ 550/-


₹ 275/-

Important Note:

  • Applicants must download and save confirmation page copy and submission fee proof for future reference. 
  • Candidates must pay the UGC NET Application Fees by Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, UPI, or Paytm.

UGC NET Form 2023 Requirements

The following are the requirements that are important for candidates while filling out the UGC NET Form 2023

  • Certificate from a Board/Institution/University.
  • Aadhar card/Ration card/Voter ID card/Pan card/Passport and other Government ID.
  • Candidates' degree certificate of qualification.
  • Certificate of reservation/category (if applicable).
  • Certificate for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) (if applicable).
  • Certificate of Person With Disabilities (if applicable).
  • A valid email address as well as a mobile number.
  • A permanent communication address with a postal pin.
  • Photo and signature scanned (in JPG format). The photo must be recent, passport-size, and shot in front of a light background. Must do signatures in blue or black ink on a white sheet of paper.

UGC NET Apply Online 2023: Important Points

While filling out the NET application 2023, candidates must keep a few points in mind. These will help them in a hassle-free experience with the application form.

  • Only online applications are accepted for the UGC NET exam. The NTA accepts no offline applications.
  • Only one application is accepted for a candidate. The last application is accepted for multiple applications,
  • Candidates must enter the mobile number and electronic mail address correctly; otherwise, they may face issues in the selection process.
  • Candidates don't need to upload documents other than signatures and photos.
  • Keep the confirmation page printout for future reference.
  • If the confirmation page is not open after the application fee, that means the application fee is not paid or in transition. Candidates need to wait for more.
  • There is no need to send the application through the postal service.

UGC NET Application Form Correction 2023

Candidates who make an error in their application can use the UGC NET correction window to correct it. In addition, after the application deadline, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will open an application correction window, during which candidates can review their forms and make any necessary changes.

After completing the application procedure, NTA offers a UGC NET Application Form Correction service.

  • The official website – ugcnet. nta. nic. in – is the only place where you can correct your application form online.
  • Candidates whose application forms need to be corrected receive an email and a text message.
  • Only specific fields, such as the candidate's name, parent's names, date of birth, contact address, category, gender, exam center preference, scanned photo, and signature, are changeable.
  • Candidates must attach supporting papers and pay the required costs to attest to the changes made (if any).

How to Make Correction in UGC NET Application Form?

Candidates must follow the steps to make changes to their UGC NET application form 2023.

  • Candidates must go to the exam's official website.
  • Must select the option to correct the application form.
  • Candidates must enter their application number and password to log in.
  • Before they click the ', I agree' checkbox, they should carefully read the instructions.
  • Then they must press the 'Proceed' button.
  • They will get access to the application form and will be able to make the necessary modifications.
  • They must then click the 'Submit' button when they are finished.
  • Finally, they must go over all the facts once more, check the box at the bottom of the page, and submit the form.
  • In the end, all they need to do is print the new confirmation page.

Who can fill the UGC NET Forms?

Checking your eligibility is one of the most important things you can do before applying for the exam. The UGC NET eligibility is listed in detail below.

  • All candidates must have a Master's degree or equivalent from a U.G.C.-accredited university or institution.
  • The minimum requirement for students in the reserved category is 55%.
  • Applicants in the last semester of their Master's program are eligible to apply.
  • There is five-year age relaxation for OBC-NCL, SC, S.T., and P.W.D.
  • Candidates who have completed an L.L.M. will be eligible for three-year age relaxation. In addition, service in the armed forces is eligible for a five-year relaxation depending on the length of time served before the exam date.
  • No more than 31 years limit for a Junior Research Fellowship (J.R.F.).

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UGC NET Application Form FAQs

  • UGC NET Application form for the December 2022 cycle has been released on 29 December 2022 on the official website of the National Testing Agency. Application is the first step toward clearing the exam. 

  • To fill out the application form for the UGC NET exam, candidates must follow these steps. 

    • Log in to the official website and begin filling out the application form. 
    • Filling out personal information such as name, gender, parents' names, phone number, email address, birth date, and so on. 
    • Fill in your address, educational qualifications, subject code, and exam center. 
    • Finally, click the "Final Submit" button to submit the application form after verifying it.
    • Candidates should save the confirmation page.
  • The UGC NET application fee is different for each candidate. It completely depends on the student's category. The application fee for the General category is INR 1,100 and INR 550 for EWS/ OBC-NCL, and INR 275 for SC/ ST/ PWD/ Transgender.

  • To make corrections in the UGC NET Application form 2023, Candidates must go to ugc.nta.nic. After that, you must select the option to correct the application form. Login with the credentials, make changes, and submit the application form at the end.

  • No, an Aadhar card is not mandatory for the UGC NET Registration. But candidates must provide the government ID numbers while filling out the application form.

  • You can fill out the UGC NET application form 2023 on the official website ugcnet. nta. nic. in or nta. ac. in. or can use the direct link provided here. The online application is available with the release of the UGC NET notification. Candidates can fill out the application for a limited period of time.

  • No, NET applications are available in online mode only. Candidates who send the application to the UGC address are not eligible to appear for the exam.

  • If you forgot or misplaced your application number for UGC NET, you could get it recovered on the official website. On the application, click on Forgot Password or Application link.

  • No, You can pay UGC NET 2023 Application fee online only through card/ wallet/ net banking/ UPI.

  • After the registrations are over. NTA gives a fair chance to the candidates to make changes in the UGC NET application. A correction window is provided to correct the mistakes.

  • No, NTA does not refund the application fee in any condition. The fee, once paid, cant is refunded.

  • UGC NET confirmation page is generated after the successful payment of the application fee. It is proof that the application has been submitted successfully.

  • Following the completion of the UGC NET application form, uploading of documents, and payment of the application form fees. When the save PDF of the application form option appears after the final submission, candidates must save copies of the application form for future reference.


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